Free Home Decor Advice for the Westchester Homeowner

Setting Up a Home Office

I’ve been working at home since I was laid off, and, as this looks like it may be long-term, I need a proper home office.

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Living with Leather Furniture

We plan to buy a leather couch set, and we’re considering a lighter color like ivory. We’re worried about staining and upkeep, though

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Curtain Call

While we were on vacation in England last fall, the owners of our bed and breakfast were switching their summery curtains for heavy, velvet ones

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Feng Shui Can Combat Christmas Clutter

Every year around this time, my wife starts strewing Christmas stuff all over the house.

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Updating with Upholstery

I collected my living-room furniture over time and it’s a mix of styles.

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Thanksgiving Table Tips

I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year, and even though our dining room is big enough to hold the whole gathering...

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Photo Finish: Hanging Family Pictures

I have dozens of family photographs in various sizes and frames. I’ve seen pictures in magazines of photos grouped on stairway walls and I’d like to do that with mine.

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Furnishing a Foyer

All right, I admit it: We bought a McMansion during the dizzy days. Now, my husband and I are experiencing our own economic downturn.

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How Do I Get Better-Tasting Water?

We have a deep well, and the water has a lot of iron and that rotten-egg-like sulfur smell. A water-softening system makes the water fine for laundry and bathing, but it doesn’t taste nice.

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A Wet Wine Cellar?

We live in an old house with an unfinished stone cellar I’d like to make part of it into a wine cellar, but it gets pretty damp down there after heavy rains.

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Getting All-Clad All Clean Again

How do you get high-end pots and pans, like All-Clad, shiny again?

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Lamp-Shady Business

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Landscaping 101

We’re a young couple who just moved into our first house. It needs quite a lot of fixing up, and we have limited funds for landscaping right now, but we want to get started.

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Seasonal Carpet Swap

I want to freshen my living room for the summer by rolling up the Oriental carpet and putting down something lighter. I think sisal might be too casual for my furnishings. Any suggestions?

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Butcher-Block Makeover

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